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Experts fear Africa next big stage for Al Qaeda

There is mounting evidence that the African continent will become the next Al Qaeda hotbed as the militant group seeks to expand its global operations, a senior expert on terrorism said. “Al Qaeda would logically look for Africa,” Peter Pham, director of the Virginia-based think-tank Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs, told Reuters. Speaking on Wednesday night at a security conference in Johannesburg, Pham cited Africa’s weak governments, large Muslim communities, rampant poverty and its proximity to the Middle East as factors that could make the continent a target. Full Story

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